Give Yourself an At-Home Dip Powder Manicure With Nailboo
We don't know about you, but we love having perfectly manicured nails at all times.
Whether it's a quick paint job, gel nails or even acrylics, we're thrilled with them. The only downside to having a great mani is going to the nail salon. Don't get us wrong—sometimes we enjoy going—but most of the time, it's just a hassle. Having to leave the house and find time in your schedule to treat yourself isn't always the most convenient of things. So, what's a girl to do?
We were recently introduced to Nailboo, an at-home mani kit that allows you to give yourself salon-quality nails. Don't believe us? Keep scrolling for everything you need to know about Nailboo.
Instead of going to the nail salon multiple times a year and spending hundreds, if not thousands of dollars, Nailboo cuts that cost. At just $75 for the beginner kit (which happens to be on sale at the moment for $55), It's super easy to use and only requires three steps—with no UV lamp.
Perhaps our favorite part about Nailboo is how non-abrasive it is. Other polishes, dips and gels make your nails weak. However, with Nailboo, it's been proven to actually strengthen nails—how cool is that? If you follow the below steps word for word, your mani can last up to a month.
Applying the Nails
Step 1: Base Coat + Build
In order to get started, apply the base coat to a nail then immediately dip it into the build powder. Then, lightly brush off the excess powder and repeat the process with the rest of your nails.
Now onto the color—apply another base coat onto a nail, and this time, dip it into your colored powder of choice. Lightly brush off the excess and repeat the process with the rest of your nails. If you want the color to be more pigmented, simply repeat by applying a base coat and dipping it into the colored powder.
Step 2: Activator Coat
For the next part of the process, apply a thin layer of the activator polish and let it dry for two minutes. After the two minutes are up, buff your nails.
Then, all you have to do is apply another activator coat and wait another two minutes for it to dry.
Step 3: Top Coat
Lastly, all that's left to do is apply the topcoat. Allow it to dry like you would a normal polish manicure, and voila, you're left with powder-dipped nails that look like you got professionally done.
Removing the Nails
If you're ready to change up your nails and go for a new color, the removal process isn't all too bad. First, start out by buffing the top layer of each nail with a nail file. You'll want to do this until there's only a thin layer of product left.
Next, grab a cotton pad and soak it in pure acetone. Place it on your nail, ensuring it's covering the entire nail, and secure it with a Nailboo clip. Leave this on for 15 to 20 minutes.
Finally, you'll take off the nail clips and remove the cotton pads in a twisting motion. If there is any additional residue, simply use a cuticle pusher to gently remove it. Finish off by buffing your nails and applying your favorite moisturizer or oil to your hands and cuticles.
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